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moderated The Emperor Has No Clothes

Lars Hanson
 

All

    Jennifer Senior, in her op-ed piece in this morning's New York Times, probably lays the situation out as plainly as anyone I have seen to date.

    Thoughts?  Reactions?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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This Is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis

Trump’s catastrophic performance has as much to do with psychology as ideology.

By Jennifer Senior                             

Opinion columnist

April 5, 2020


Since the early days of the Trump administration, an impassioned group of mental health professionals have warned the public about the president’s cramped and disordered mind, a darkened attic of fluttering bats. Their assessments have been controversial. The American Psychiatric Association’s code of ethics expressly forbids its members from diagnosing a public figure from afar.

Enough is enough. As I’ve argued before, an in-person analysis of Donald J. Trump would not reveal any hidden depths — his internal sonar could barely fathom the bottom of a sink — and these are exceptional, urgent times. Back in October, George T. Conway III, the conservative lawyer and husband of Kellyanne, wrote a long, devastating essay for The Atlantic, noting that Trump has all the hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder. That disorder was dangerous enough during times of prosperity, jeopardizing the moral and institutional foundations of our country.

But now we’re in the midst of a global pandemic. The president’s pathology is endangering not just institutions, but lives.

Let’s start with the basics. First: Narcissistic personalities like Trump harbor skyscraping delusions about their own capabilities. They exaggerate their accomplishments, focus obsessively on projecting power, and wish desperately to win.

What that means, during this pandemic: Trump says we’ve got plenty of tests available, when we don’t. He declares that Google is building a comprehensive drive-thru testing website, when it isn’t. He sends a Navy hospital ship to New York and it proves little more than an excuse for a campaign commercial, arriving and sitting almost empty in the Hudson. A New York hospital executive calls it a joke.

Second: The grandiosity of narcissistic personalities belies an extreme fragility, their egos as delicate as foam. They live in terror of being upstaged. They’re too thin skinned to be told they’re wrong.

What that means, during this pandemic: Narcissistic leaders never have, as Trump likes to say, the best people. They have galleries of sycophants. With the exceptions of Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, Trump has surrounded himself with a Z-team of dangerously inexperienced toadies and flunkies — the bargain-bin rejects from Filene’s Basement — at a time when we require the brightest and most imaginative minds in the country.

Faced with a historic public health crisis, Trump could have assembled a first-rate company of disaster preparedness experts. Instead he gave the job to his son-in-law, a man-child of breathtaking vapidity. Faced with a historic economic crisis, Trump could have assembled a team of Nobel-prize winning economists or previous treasury secretaries. Instead he talks to Larry Kudlow, a former CNBC host.

Meanwhile, Fauci and Birx measure every word they say like old-time apothecaries, hoping not to humiliate the narcissist — neverhumiliate a narcissist — while discreetly correcting his false hopes and falsehoods. They are desperately attempting to create a safe space for our president, when the president should be creating a safer nation for all of us.

Third: Narcissistic personalities love nothing more than engineering conflict and sowing division. It destabilizes everyone, keeps them in control.

What that means, during this pandemic: Trump is pitting state against state for precious resources, rather than coordinating a national response. (“It’s like being on eBay,” complained Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York last week.) His White House is a petty palace of competing power centers. He picks fights with Democratic officials and members of the press, when all the public craves is comfort.

Narcissistic personalities don’t do comfort. They cannot fathom the needs of other hearts.

Fourth: Narcissistic personalities are vindictive. On a clear day, you can see their grudges forever.

What that means, during this pandemic: Trump is playing favorites with governors who praise him and punishing those who fail to give him the respect he believes he deserves. “If they don’t treat you right, don’t call,” he told Vice President Mike Pence.

His grudge match with New York is now especially lethal. When asked on Friday whether New York will have enough ventilators, Trump bluntly answered “No,” and then blamed the state.

And most relevant, as far as history is concerned: Narcissistic personalities are weak.

What that means, during this pandemic: Trump is genuinely afraid to lead. He can’t bring himself to make robust use of the Defense Production Act, because the buck would stop with him. (To this day, he insists states should be acquiring their own ventilators.) When asked about delays in testing, he said, “I don’t take responsibility at all.” During Friday’s news conference, he added the tests “we inherited were “broken, were obsolete,” when this form of coronavirus didn’t even exist under his predecessor.

This sounds an awful lot like one of the three sentences that Homer Simpson swears will get you through life: “It was like that when I got here.”

Most people, even the most hotheaded and difficult ones, have enough space in their souls to set aside their anger in times of crisis. Think of Rudolph Giuliani during Sept. 11. Think of Andrew Cuomo now.

But every aspect of Trump’s crisis management has been annexed by his psychopathology. As Americans die, he boasts about his television ratings. As Americans die, he crows that he’s No. 1 on Facebook, which isn’t close to true.

But it is true that all eyes are on him. He’s got a captive audience, an attention-addict’s dream come to life. It’s just that he, like all narcissistic personalities, has no clue how disgracefully — how shamefully, how deplorably — he’ll be enshrined in memory.

Jennifer Senior has been an Op-Ed columnist since September 2018. She had been a daily book critic for The Times; before that, she spent many years as a staff writer for New York magazine. Her best-selling book, "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood," has been translated into 12 languages.

A version of this article appears in print on April 6, 2020, Section A, Page 23 of the New York edition with the headline: Trump’s Narcissism Could Cost Us Our Lives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                


moderated Rogue Riddle #1018 - Doubles - Status #4 and Clue Set #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Kirk remains the only player this week.  Where is everyone?

 

Hints:

 

=   Answers have not been used in posts to PUNY, nor are any words in the answer to a riddle included in the set-up for that riddle.   For instance, my mention of corsets / core sets is not contained in any of the answers.

 

=   There is a pattern here which, when discovered, will provide valuable clues.

 

Clue Set #1:  The letter counts for the first five riddles are given below.

 

Clue Set #2:  The letter counts for the next five riddles are given below.

 

    There must be some new players out there as well ads the usual suspects.  Where are you all?

 

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Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

      (7 / 1, 4, 3)

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

       (6, 5 / 11)

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

       (3, 1-4 / 8)

 

4.  With results BLANK, the chances for success appear BLANK.

     (3, 5 / 6)

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

      (2, 1, 4 / 6)

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

      (3, 4 / 6)

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

      (4, 3 / 6)

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

      (3, 3 / 6)

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

      (6 / 2, 4)

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

        (3, 4 / 7)

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Rogue Riddle 1018 - Doubles - Status 3 and Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Kirk remains the only player this week.  Where is everyone?

 

Hints:

  • Answers have not been used in posts to PUNY, nor are any words in the answer to a riddle included in the set-up for that riddle.   For instance, my mention of corsets / core sets is not contained in any of the answers.
  • There is a pattern here which, when discovered, will provide valuable clues.

Clue Set #1:  The letter counts for the first five riddles are given below.

 

    There must be some new players out there as well ads the usual suspects.  Where are you all?

 

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Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

      (7 / 1, 4, 3)

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

       (6, 5 / 11)

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

       (3, 1-4 / 8)

 

4.  With results BLANK, the chances for success appear BLANK.

     (3, 5 / 6)

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

      (2, 1, 4 / 6)

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Rogue Riddle 1018 - Doubles -- Status -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Kirk was first out of the blocks this week.  No other players have yet surfaced.

 

    In addition, the ever-vigilant Kirk has identified another minor typo in riddle #3, which has been corrected below.

 

    Hints:

 

Answers have not been used in posts to PUNY.   For instance, my mention of corsets / core sets is not contained in any of he answers.

 

There is a pattern here which, when discovered, will provide valuable clues.

 

    There must be some new players out there as well ads the usual suspects.  Where are you all?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 1018 - CORRECTED #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Beware simply hitting "Reply" on the last version of Rogue Riddle 1018 which I just surest out, as doing so will send your response to the whole list.  I had neglected to include the text #RogueRiddle which ensures replies will come only to me.

    This post corrects that omission.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM Lars Hanson via groups.io <parkersan2001=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


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Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

Lars Hanson
 

Gary,

    Thanks!  Fully intended, I assure you.  It just made cents to me, and did not stink -- i.e., it was scentless not cents-less.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================



On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:
Lars, 

I jest loved your example:

 For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT


Cents they mint coins from BLANKs.


GReeves


-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Apr 4, 2020 3:30 PM
To: PUNY
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

portagecreek
 

Lars, 

I jest loved your example:

 For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT


Cents they mint coins from BLANKs.


GReeves


-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Apr 4, 2020 3:30 PM
To: PUNY
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

Lars Hanson
 

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================


moderated Rogue Riddle 1018 - Doubles - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle marks 19½ years of riddle sets.  Through the years there have been a small core set of players (even though not all are women!).  Along the way, a few others have joined.  As always, it is hoped that more on this list will engage in this game, particularly now that everyone has more time at home to work out the answers.

 

    An important point is that one need not agree to host the next week’s riddles in order to play.  Playing the games can be fun, but devising riddles, trying to find a balance good balance between difficulty and ease of solving requires a bit of work.  Make then too difficult and people will get discouraged and not play.  Make them too easy and people find them too trivial, too boring.

 

    For those of you sitting on the sidelines, simply lurking, please join in.  The game is fun, and early frustrations will quickly turn to triumphs as you get the hang of it.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    Note that the word “BLANK” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the word “BLANK” may be preceded by the word “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word the “BLANK” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #815 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defended his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With results BLANK, The chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a  and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  What’s BLANK the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or nor quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her over was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars


moderated Rogue Riddle 1018 - ALERT

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Rogue Riddle 1018 will be launched within the next hour.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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moderated Riddle 1017 Answers

Kirk Miller
 

The answers to Riddle 1017 are below.  My last e-mail contained answers to questions 5 and 24, but nobody took advantage and submitted their answers to those two questions.  Lars blew away the competition by correctly supplying punny answers to 21 of the 26 questions; he will host Riddle 2018.

 

 

Since I already have supplied several clues, it would be silly for me to provide additional clues (for example, Geome-tree for number five or a tree-o of clues for number 24).  Riddle 1017 will close at the end of March, 2020.  I will announce the winner on April 1 -- no fooling!

 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             En-tree pertains to an accounting item

2.             Ex-tree-me is a dried up creek

3.             Fores-tree is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             Gen-tree is associated with aristocracy

5.             Geome-tree on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             Infan-tree is planted at an Army base

7.             Minis-tree is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             Optome-tree is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             Palt-tree is insignificant

10.         Pa-tree-ot do nationalists revere

11.         Poul-tree oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         Psychia-tree is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         Regis-tree is intrinsic to Windows

14.         Re-tree-ve is used to salvage something

15.         S-tree-am likes being in a riparian environment

16.         Symme-tree is perfectly proportioned

17.         Tapes-tree is hung on walls for decoration

18.         Teleme-tree is used in transmissions

19.         Tree-acle is sweet and cloying

20.         Tree-son is not pay-tree-otic

21.         Tree-mendous is ex-tree-mly large

22.         Tree-este grows in northeast Italy

23.         Trigonome-tree is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         Tree-o "leaves" with two other trees

25.         Vi-tree-ous is comically associated with the eye (vitreous humor)

26.         Wall S-tree-t is associated with a famous New York City district

       
Kirk Miller
We are how we treat each other and nothing more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJ6KtoWWnM


moderated When Riddle 1017 Will End

Kirk Miller
 

Since I already have supplied several clues, it would be silly for me to provide additional clues (for example, Geome-tree for number five or a tree-o of clues for number 24).  Riddle 1017 will close at the end of March, 2020.  I will announce the winner on April 1 -- no fooling!

 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

1.             pertains to an accounting item  5

2.             is a dried up creek  7

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees  8

4.             is associated with aristocracy  6

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics  8

6.             is planted at an Army base  8

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building  8

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot  9

9.             is insignificant  6

10.         do nationalists (flag-wavers) revere  7

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood  7

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders  10

13.         is intrinsic to Windows (notice that one word is capitalized)  8

14.         is used to salvage something  8

15.         likes being in a riparian environment  6

16.         is perfectly proportioned  8

17.         is hung on walls for decoration  8

18.         is used in (automatic measurements and) transmissions  9

19.         is sweet and cloying  7

20.         is not pay-tree-otic  7

21.         is ex-tree-mly large  10

22.         grows in northeast Italy  7

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle  12

24.         "leaves" (departs) with two other trees  4

25.         is comically (with humor) associated with the eye  8

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district (two words)  4  6

 

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We are how we treat each other and nothing more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJ6KtoWWnM


moderated Re: Straight Cs

Lars Hanson
 

Are you feeling frozen out?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:35 AM portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

I C your point.

GReeves

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves






moderated More Riddle Clues

Kirk Miller
 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

1.             pertains to an accounting item  5

2.             is a dried up creek  7

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees  8

4.             is associated with aristocracy  6

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics  8

6.             is planted at an Army base  8

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building  8

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot  9

9.             is insignificant  6

10.         do nationalists (flag-wavers) revere  7

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood  7

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders  10

13.         is intrinsic to Windows (notice that one word is capitalized)  8

14.         is used to salvage something  8

15.         likes being in a riparian environment  6

16.         is perfectly proportioned  8

17.         is hung on walls for decoration  8

18.         is used in (automatic measurements and) transmissions  9

19.         is sweet and cloying  7

20.         is not pay-tree-otic  7

21.         is ex-tree-mly large  10

22.         grows in northeast Italy  7

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle  12

24.         "leaves" (departs) with two other trees  4

25.         is comically (with humor) associated with the eye  8

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district (two words)  4  6

 

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moderated Re: Straight Cs

portagecreek
 

I C your point.

GReeves

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


moderated Re: Straight Cs

gary hallock
 

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated Straight Cs

portagecreek
 

Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


moderated Riddle 1017 Clues

Kirk Miller
 

Here are two clues for the clueless:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

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Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 1017

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Be careful here — simply hitting “Reply” well not send your guess just to Kirk’s branch but will send your message to the whole pundit-tree.

    Aloha,

        Lars

======================

On Mar 28, 2020, at 09:56, Kirk Miller <kirkmiller@...> wrote:


Rogue Riddle 1017

 

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Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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moderated Rogue Riddle 1017

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 1017

 

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*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  *******

**************************************************

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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